So what is Easter all about? Rabbits? Egg hunts? New dresses & bonnets? Big meals with the family? These are all things that many of us do around Easter and there is not necessarily anything wrong with those things. However, none of them is what Easter is? Easter is all about Jesus - His death & His resurrection!
To fully understand the power of the cross and the resurrection, we must first understand the power & consequence of sin.
When God created Adam & Eve, He created them perfect. God created us for fellowship with Him and to worship Him. Death was not part of His plan! He never intended for sin and death to enter into this world. But once sin entered in, so did death. Sin brings death!
God is perfect - sinless - therefore, He cannot be near sin. But because of His love for us and His desire for us to be in fellowship with Him, He made a way for us to be forgiven - the blood sacrifice. (Check out the book of Leviticus for full details). Even from the very beginning, God had a plan for us in His Son Jesus! All throughout the Old Testament we see how Jesus is prophesied and how God over & over & over, promised His people the Messiah - One that would become their High Priest - one that would become the ultimate sacrifice whose blood would bring forgiveness of sin - once and for all! Meaning Jesus would die one time for all people!
I know that many of you know the story of the crucifixion, but I want to share with you a few things that has really spoken to my heart lately. Not just about His death but also about His resurrection! (Please forgive my voice in this video - I have been fighting tonsillitis / laryngitis for the last 2 days.)
Praise God we can be assured that when Jesus said “It is Finished” He meant it. Salvation is ours - His blood was shed so that I - you - can be redeemed!!!!
But let’s remember, that our hope for eternal fellowship & complete restoration can be found in the words “He is risen indeed!” - It is His resurrection that gives us this hope & promise!
And this is why we can celebrate Easter - not just today or tomorrow during this season but we can celebrate Easter EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!!!!!
Check out Genesis, Leviticus and all four gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke & John for more information. I also encourage you to message me (if you don't have my contact info- leave me a comment below) if you have questions or want more information. I would love to share more about my Jesus with you!!!